Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Volcanic Eruption

©ArmandSerrano.
Always had the urge to draw a volcanic eruption. So late last night, I had the chance and here's it is. All in PS.

42 comments:

Mark McDonnell said...

AWESOME man!!!! One of the most atmospheric images I have seen. Beautiful, great color, nice reflections and texture to break up the ground plane . .beautiful man,

MAC

Matt said...

It's beautiful. So very different then what you'd expect to get if you asked someone to "draw an eruption".

Instead of just a close up of glowing orange lava spewing we get to see the lush, green terrain that's about to be transformed forever.

Cheers!

cdeboda said...

Nice one! I dig the way you handled the reflection.

Raghu G said...

everything is wonderful.
colors and composition...
cheers !

marcobucci said...

pretty awesome, Armand. Love how you handled the water!

Erwin Madrid said...

Beautiful painting! I love the textures and colors. I like how you handled the edges, especially on the water.

Alina Chau said...

beautiful!! WOW!

Craig Mackay said...

Beautiful painting, Armand! Really inspiring!

Jose Darias said...

Awesome ilustration Armand , i love the reflection on the water.

thanks for visit my blog it´s a big honour for me

see u!

Tom Scholes said...

Good lord wow.
Were the shapes of the grass and water painted freehand or did you use the lasso tool and some transforming? So much to learn.

Rodney Fuentebella said...

OOO! awesome colors esp where the reflection meets the green area. Saweet!

Ben Mauro said...

sweeet!

Joern said...

Wow. I like the depth in the pic and the reflections in the water.

Armand Serrano said...

Thanks guys.

Hey TOM,

I used the lasso tool just to set the basic shape and placement of the water on the foreground. Then detailed edges were added almost towards the end by freehand. Thanks.

stranded said...

hello!! Great!!! as usual!! I love the contrast of the smoke and heat with the wet damp ground!! and just in one night... fast and fantastic! :D

Jeremy Spears said...

Armand your paintings inspire the heck out of me man. Great!!!

Ale said...

This looks very nice Armand! Bold shapes and atmosphere, beautifully handled.
I love the way you always add some small and cute detail, this time it's the lightnings on the side ;)

Carol said...

WOW!
Awesome,caballero...!
It´s beautiful and fearsome at the same time, exactly as an eruption is.
Bravo!

Greetings from Spain... ;D

victoriaying said...

Beautiful! Such fantastic colors! Thanks so much for looking at my portfolio at the book look, your advice was invaluable!

Armand Serrano said...

Thanks everyone.

Hey VICTORIAYING,

It was a pleasure to meet you and see your portfolio. Keep it up.

Edouard Chevais-Deighton said...

Grest work Armand !!! The colours are really beautifull !

Jose Darias said...

Hey ,by the way , I just link you in my blog.

Jason Seiler said...

Wow. Pretty intense man, beautiful and scary!

Joshua James said...

Very cool!

Zeljko said...

love the scale and the colours
great work!!!

Alfred Llupia said...

Great Armand,i love the mood and colors...and composition!
Greetings!

benjatoon studio said...

Top of the cartoon "Arthur, history," worked with painter and a few touches of Photoshop CS3. This work and others who've been doing lately has a great influence of big todd Harris and dave Mali! Benjamin Trobatkvbc

Billy George said...

Wow! amazing scale. Great work.

scorpio said...

Fantastic art work,this is so nice! I really enjoy looking at your blog.

shishir naik said...

This is wonderful !!! nice colours.Your work is very very inspiring.

Armand Serrano said...

Thanks guys.

Emrah ELMASLI said...

I loved the use of color on this one. Great mood...

Martin Bergquist said...

extremly nice! Always inspiring to se your work. :-)

Javi García said...

Amazing and original image!!., great post!

Regards

david benzal said...

I like yours drawings!!

jay fabares said...

i love the scale... look at those tiny people!

Omar "OX" Rodriguez said...

awesome atmospheric perspective

Armand Serrano said...

Thank you all for the comments.

Hey Jay,

It's great to meet you as well at the BookLook. Hopefully we see each other again some time soon. Take care.

Tim Bye said...

Awesome work Armand - really top stuff! You're last few posts have been really stunning!

naturline said...

This book sounds very interesting, I'll haev to try and hunt it down and have a look.

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